I've been in communication with our travel agent, Thomson holidays welfare team, and the hotel we're going to, over many weeks trying to find out if its possible to get a tiny amount of extra baggage allowance to take GF foods with me. Thomson wanted to know the weight of the food. I figured I needed to know if the hotel would be willing to prepare it first (long life bread, pasta, possibly pizza) first and its taken weeks to find out. Finally got a nice email from the hotel in Turkey saying yes, we're willing to prepare your food. Calculated about 2kg for bread, pasta and pizza, and emailed Thomson's Welfare team. Got the reply today. Sorry, the cabin baggage cannot be more that the 5kg allowance, and any food you take must be in its original, unopened packaging. Not very accommodating are they? I could put the stuff in my hold baggage but it will surely get mashed to a paste. And what about the pizza I usually take on flights to stave off the hunger? How can I put the topping on it and cook it while it is still in its original unopened packaging? Whoever said that travelling abroad was easy?